August 22, 2022
GRIMSHAW — The Grimshaw / Berwyn and District Health Centre Emergency Department (ED) will be temporarily closed overnight for a number of 12-hour overnight periods beginning at 7 p.m. this evening, Monday, Aug. 22 due to a shortage of registered nursing staff and an inability to secure coverage.
This is a temporary measure and AHS is working hard to ensure local residents continue to have access to the care they need during this time.
Patients are asked to call 911 if they have a medical emergency. EMS calls will be re-routed to alternate healthcare sites to ensure local residents continue to have access to the emergency services they need.
Healthcare facilities in surrounding communities include the Peace River Community Health Centre (25 km), Fairview Health Complex (58 km), Manning Community Health Centre (83 km), the Sacred Heart Community Health Centre in McLennan (100 km), or the Central Peace Health Complex in Spirit River (112 km).
Residents are reminded to call Health Link at 811, which is available 24/7 for non-emergency health-related questions.
We are thankful for the support of surrounding healthcare centres and medical staff and would like to thank the community for its patience and understanding during this time.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.